The Iberian Chapter meets with Mohamed Raffa to discuss the CIArb Guidelines on Expert Witness Conferences
The panellists will examine the recent application of Practice Direction 57AC and the Greencastle v Payne case and its impact on Witness Statements - practical drafting and the rights and duties of the parties.
The panel will address:
The English litigation landscape after Greencastle v Payne.
The impact of Greencastle v Payne on arbitration (domestic, English seated, worldwide)
How to conciliate such a decision with the CIArb Singapore Guidelines for Witness Conferencing in International Arbitration
Other relevant soft rules, such as the IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration or the Inquisitorial Rules of Taking Evidence in International Arbitration “Prague Rules”.
Current challenges and hypothetical future trends related to Witnesses (Lay and Expert) giving evidence in International Arbitration.
Antonio Amusategui Batalla, Lawyer and Arbitrator, is a member in the Board of the European Branch of CIArb and Chair of The Iberian Chapter. He holds a Master's in Economics, Business Administration and Law.
His activity has been developed over more than three decades and is focused on planning ventures and investments, negotiation processes and dealing approaches in areas as real estate and urban land development, property assets and portfolios and advising on financial and monetary policies. Recently he has gained experience in blockchain, crypto and virtual assets and the art asset investment and advisory. He has also had a presence in ad-hoc multicultural and multitasked teams for achievements related to the above topics.
In the last few years he has assisted on financial and monetary policies, value channel and market innovation; and has taken a seat in virtual assets, blockchain, crypto industry and art investment sector and ventures.
From time to time, he supports third parties on the matters above.
Bernardo Cartoni is an Arbitration Litigation Consult, qualified lawyer (admitted to the Bar of Italy and Poland and enrolled as a Solicitor in England and Wales). Bernardo is listed in the SHIAC Panel of Arbitrators, in the HKIAC List of Arbitrators, and he is also a member of several arbitral institutions (LCIA, SQICMC, CAAI, AIA, AtlAS, ASA, Delos, MCN).
Nazareth Romero is Partner at Ovoli Frugoni Romero, Head Arbitration and ADR specialising in commercial and investment Arbitration. Her area of practice includes. IP Rights, domain names, life sciences, white collar crimes in connection to international humanitarian law and crisis management.
She is a professor of Arbitration, ADR, Law & Economics and International Law. Mrs Romero is an External Expert at Directorate General Justice – European Commission.
Mohamed Raffa is a Chartered Arbitrator, Senior Lecturer of Law and funding partner at Raffa Obeid & Partners Law Firm, with a great experience in Arbitration and Disputes Resolution. He has acted as counsel, arbitrator and expert in over 60 international commercial arbitrations in CRCICA, ICC, ICSD, LCIA and GCC Center in Barhain, acting for Clientes from Syria, Egypt, Libya, Sudan or UAE. Mr. Raffa is in charge of a team which specialises in Litigation and Structuring Contracts for Commodity and Energy trades, Construction Contracts for Middle East and Far East contracting Parties as well as providing consultancy for Financial Disputes in Securities and Investment Derivatives.